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Six Things To Do This Weekend

Six Things To Do This Weekend

February 27, 2015 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

It’s time for that wonderful time of the week again, where we suggest all the things that you have to do this weekend…or just things that we think are fun anyway. Here we go again… FRIDAY  1. PARENTS, ever fancied yourself a catwalk model? Or if there are any budding catwalk stars at […]

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Kieran Donaghy To Start First Game As Kerry Captain Against Dubs

Kieran Donaghy To Start First Game As Kerry Captain Against Dubs

February 26, 2015 at 8:57 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Senior Football Team to play Dublin in Round 3 of the Allianz Football League in Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney on Sunday shows two changes in personnel from the side that started in the defeat of Derry in Round 2. Kieran Donaghy, will start his first game for Kerry as […]

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VIDEO: Five Reasons Why We Love To Beat The Dubs

VIDEO: Five Reasons Why We Love To Beat The Dubs

February 26, 2015 at 2:36 pm 1 comment

It’s, arguably, the greatest rivalry in the GAA and with another meeting with the Dubs coming up on  Sunday, Gavin O’Connor reflects on why it’s such a special fixture we love to win… 1. Tradition 2015 marks the 60th anniversary since Kerry beat Dublin in the 1955 decider. It is […]

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Price Of Petrol And Diesel Increases, So Where’s The Cheapest Place To Fill Up?

Price Of Petrol And Diesel Increases, So Where’s The Cheapest Place To Fill Up?

February 26, 2015 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

  IN the month of January petrol prices dropped dramatically so much so that the cheapest price of petrol in town went from €1.28.9 per litre to €1.22.8 in a space of a month. Since that time, the price of petrol and diesel has risen and is predicted to continue to rise. In […]

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Tralee Woman Prepares For Gruelling Indoor ‘Ironman’ For Charity

Tralee Woman Prepares For Gruelling Indoor ‘Ironman’ For Charity

February 26, 2015 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

  MOST of us recoil from the idea of any sort of exercise that could be described as gruelling, while some might not even know what an ‘Ironman’ is. All of this is certainly not the case for Tralee woman, Alison Reidy. She is currently preparing to go toe-to-toe with […]

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Nine Charities To Benefit From Ring Of Kerry Cycle 2015

Nine Charities To Benefit From Ring Of Kerry Cycle 2015

February 26, 2015 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

  THE nine charities to benefit from the 2015 Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle were announced on Saturday morning last at Aghadoe, Killarney. This year’s nine Kerry based charities are Console, The National Suicide Charity – Kerry Centre, Down Syndrome Ireland Kerry Branch; Enable Ireland Kerry Services; Kerry Hospice; Kerry Rape […]

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200 Mercy Mounthawk girl students take part in 'Black Wednesday'. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Mounthawk Students Stage ‘Black Wednesday’ As Part Of ‘Malala’ Week

February 26, 2015 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

  MERCY Mounthawk demonstrated their illustrious history in the area of campaigning and charity on Wednesday. The ‘Mercy Mounthawk Justice and Peace Group’ kicked off their latest campaign to raise awareness about those in the world who are denied an education. The ‘Justice and Peace Group’ is one that aims to […]

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David Moran, Rhona Abbey, EY, Niamh Horgan, Sunshine and Umbrellas, 
and Tommy Walsh at the launch of the Sunshine & Umbrellas to host a star studded fashion show at the Clarion Hotel, Cork on March 20.

Tralee GAA Stars Lend A Hand To Worthy Rebel Cause

February 26, 2015 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY GAA star David Moran and Tommy Walsh may be helping the Kingdom against Cork in the league encounter on March 8, but they’ll be behind a worthy Rebel cause two weeks later. The Tralee men donned the red and white of Cork to help launch the Ernst and Young Sunshine & […]

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Students of Causeway Comprehensive talk with President Micheal D Higgins, from left: Aoife O'Mahony, Freya Casey and Brianne barrett. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: President Gets Huge Welcome At IT Tralee For Launch Of UNESCO Chair

February 25, 2015 at 4:14 pm 1 comment

  PRESIDENT of Ireland, Micheal D Higgins, visited IT Tralee on Tuesday to launch the college becoming the worlds’s first UNESCO chair in physical education, sports, recreation and fitness. A festival atmosphere that greeted the President, with performers at every turn showing off the talent of the area. Flanked by security, Micheal […]

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Members of the St Patrick's Day parade committee getting into the spirit of things, from left: Martin Brosnan, Anne O'Shea, Jason Brick, Micheal Gaffney, Johnnie Wall, Danny Wall and Sean Lyons. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

‘Active Tralee’ The Theme For This Year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade

February 25, 2015 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

  OVER the last few years, Tralee has been gripped by running mania so it’s fitting that the St Patrick’s day parade in town will represent that. The theme of the St Patrick’s Day parade this year is  being active and the parade committee would like if community groups taking part […]

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Kerry Business Womens Network To Host Special Event In Ballygarry

Kerry Business Womens Network To Host Special Event In Ballygarry

February 25, 2015 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

  BALLYGARRY House Hotel is preparing to play host to a very special event on Thursday March 5, as the Kerry Business Womens Network (KBWN) arrives at the venue for their conference. The KBWN’s conference will be entitled “Agents of Change–Empowering Women through Education” where there will be keynote speeches […]

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were, from left: Alison Roche, Kevin Riordan and Helen Parker. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Recovery Haven To Hold A ‘Mods & Minis’ Fashion Show For Charity

February 25, 2015 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

PARENTS, ever fancied yourself a catwalk model? Or if there are any budding catwalk stars at home, they take note as your lucky day might the corner. ‘Recovery Haven Cancer Support House’ along with CH Chemists and Mods & Minis from here in town are preparing to host a fundraising fashion […]

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Tralee Rugby Club Fundraiser To Help Replace Stolen Floodlights

Tralee Rugby Club Fundraiser To Help Replace Stolen Floodlights

February 25, 2015 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

  Tralee Rugby Football Club are preparing to host a fundraising night on Friday, March 6 at 9pm in an effort to raise much needed funds for the club. The event will be a race night that will be held in O’Donnells Bar in Mounthawk with cash prizes on offer […]

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Kerry Man Raises Over €115,000 For Cork University Hospital

Kerry Man Raises Over €115,000 For Cork University Hospital

February 25, 2015 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY has once again enhanced its image as a very generous county thanks to a south Kerry man. John Garvey, who is from from Foilmore, near Cahersiveen has certainly done his part for charity after raising over €115,000 for Cork University Hospital (CUH) over the last 11 years in gratitude to the hospital […]

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Zoe’s World: Life Is For Living You Know?

Zoe’s World: Life Is For Living You Know?

February 25, 2015 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

  YOU know that feeling when you reach the end of a week and you have absolutely no idea what you actually did? Your life just kind blends into one until you are left with vast periods of your life gone. You can’t just hit rewind. When you eventually reach […]

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Top Line up for Women in Media event.

Top Speakers Lined Up For Women In Media Event

February 24, 2015 at 12:52 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE annual celebration of the most influential women working in the public eye is set to take place at the third Women in Media event at Kilcooly’s Country House Hotel, Ballybunion, on Saturday/Sunday April 18-19. The only event of its kind in Ireland, Women in Media aims to provide a […]

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VIDEO: Kilfynn Prepares For Inaugural Soap Box Derby Race

VIDEO: Kilfynn Prepares For Inaugural Soap Box Derby Race

February 24, 2015 at 12:46 pm Comments are Disabled

  PEOPLE of a certain age may remember the ‘Wacky Races’ cartoon show that entertained us growing up. Well, a village in Kerry has taken it upon themselves to stage their very own version of the show…well, sort of! The Kilfynn Soap Box Derby is only days away (it will take place on Sunday, March […]

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Sam To Pay A Visit To John Mitchels Registration Day

Sam To Pay A Visit To John Mitchels Registration Day

February 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

ALL roads, ring roads and bye roads will lead to the John Mitchels Centre of Excellence, Camp, Ballyseedy on Sunday next March 1 from 10am. A special appearance will be made by the Sam Maguire Cup at the club’s registration day which is set to be a fabulous occasion. Shane […]

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At the Kerry Masters Basketball Tournament function on in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel were, from left: Tony Burke, Katrina White, Ricardo Leonard and Anthony Flores. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: First Ever Kerry Masters Basketball Tournament A Great Success

February 24, 2015 at 12:19 pm 1 comment

FOLLOWING on from the success of other masters basketball tournament across the country, the first ever Kerry masters tournament was held over Saturday and Sunday. The tournament is the brainchild of Tralee Tigers legend, Ricardo Leonard, a two time national title winner with the Tralee side. “We’re very pleased how […]

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In St Ita's and St Joseph's school launching the new painting and decorating course in honour of Dylan McCarthy was from left: Grace Sheehan (Principal), Robert Coffey, Frank Kennedy, James Martin, CJ Miller, Dean O'Keefe, Blake O'Gorman, Jamie O'Brien, Daniel Guynu, Caroline Desmomd and Fr Patsy Lynch. Front: Chloe Flaherty, Jordan, Richard and Leroy McCarthy. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Dylan’s Memory Honoured At St Ita’s and St Joseph’s

February 24, 2015 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

A BRAND new course is being rolled out in St Ita’s and St Joseph’s school in honour of former pupil Dylan McCarthy who died tragically in a car accident last year. The course aims to give students training in painting and decorating and in doing so will need help with […]

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Sean Lacey on the attack up Gleann na nGealt. Photo by Karen Edwards.

Over 200 Cyclists Slog It Out On Sunday In Lacey Cup

February 24, 2015 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

  OVER 200 riders signed up on Sunday for the annual Lacey Cup which was won by Sean McKenna of the Aquablue team. The event was hosted by Tralee Manor West Bicycle Club and set off from Manor West Hotel, taking in Camp, Annascaul, Castlemaine, finishing on the Killorglin road coming back into Tralee. Torrential […]

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Orlagh Winters: Just Because A Man Looks Stylish Doesn’t Mean He’s Vain

Orlagh Winters: Just Because A Man Looks Stylish Doesn’t Mean He’s Vain

February 24, 2015 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

  “You’re so vain I bet you think this song about you…” What is it about us as a nation that we still believe that when a man looks after himself that he is vain? Granted it is getting much more acceptable for a man to ditch the sportswear and […]

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Gardaí Investigating Theft Of Ladders

Gardaí Investigating Theft Of Ladders

February 23, 2015 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAI are investigating two separate incidents where ladders were stolen. The first incident happened at a business premises on upper Rock Street between February 17-19. The ladders were taken from the roof racks of two company vans which were parked opposite the premises. The second incident happened on the […]

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Cathal Foley Elected Chairperson Of Kerry Sinn Féin Board

Cathal Foley Elected Chairperson Of Kerry Sinn Féin Board

February 23, 2015 at 1:10 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sinn Féin elected a new officer board at the AGM of it’s Comhairle Ceantair in Tralee last Thursday evening. Former Tralee town councillor Cathal Foley was selected to replace outgoing chairperson Ristéard Ó Fuaráin. Robert Brosnan from Lispole was elected as Vice-Chairperson. Outgoing secretary Yvonne Sugrue from Ballybunion was returned. The […]

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Ballyheigue Man Dresses Elsa From ‘Frozen’ At The Oscars

Ballyheigue Man Dresses Elsa From ‘Frozen’ At The Oscars

February 23, 2015 at 12:37 pm Comments are Disabled

BALLYHEIGUE designer Don O’Neill had one his designs worn by a big star at an Oscars party last night. The successful fashion designer based in New York tweeted the photo below of Oscar winner, Idina Menzel (better known as the voice of Elsa from ‘Frozen) at the Vanity Fair Oscar […]

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Tralee Student Looks To Find Relatives Of WW1 Soldier

Tralee Student Looks To Find Relatives Of WW1 Soldier

February 23, 2015 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

  A PRESENTATION student has been selected to represent Kerry at a World War One  memorial event in the Somme in France this Summer and she needs our help in helping to make the trip more of a success. Leslie McCarthy, a 17 year old fifth year student from Presentation Secondary School […]

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Duran Duran Are Coming To Killarney…Settle Down Now Ladies!

Duran Duran Are Coming To Killarney…Settle Down Now Ladies!

February 23, 2015 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

  AS TV show host, Jonanthan Ross, beautifully put it when introducing them a couple of years back; they helped many women get through puberty and now they’re helping that same generation through the menopause. Yes, those flag-bearers of 80s pop, Duran Duran, are coming to Kerry this summer and […]

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Giddy Up To The Fels Point For Cheltenham Preview Charity Night

Giddy Up To The Fels Point For Cheltenham Preview Charity Night

February 23, 2015 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

  IT’S still more than two weeks to the off, but punters, bookies and publicans are already rubbing their hands with glee at the thought of the racing extravaganza that is Cheltenham. But if you want to wipe the smile off your bookies face, there’s an event in the Fels […]

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At the Kerry School of Music table quiz were, from left: Catriona  Fitzmaurice, Doireann O'Carroll, Muireann O'Mahony, Anna Otto, Amy Quagani. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Quiz Boffins Enjoy Kerry School Of Music Event In The Brogue

February 23, 2015 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry School of music hosted a table quiz in the Brogue Inn on Friday night in aid of funds for the school. A great turn out was there on the night with the mic in the capable hands of school principal, Aidan O’Carroll who tested the knowledge of the […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Brushing Up On Beauty

February 23, 2015 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

  IN the last few years make-up application is all about the brushes. Three years ago I got my first Blank Canvas brush and three years later I still use it. It was the company’s first brush and now the range has grown to include a contour palette and liners […]

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